Events

Battle of the Atlantic Parade May 5

Canadians attend ceremonies across the country on May 5th of each year to mark the sacrifices made by the many who fought on their behalf in the epic Second World War Battle of the Atlantic.

The Battle of the Atlantic, the fight for supremacy of the North Atlantic, was waged from 1939 until 1945 and pitted Allied naval and air forces against German U-boats, whose primary targets were the convoys of merchant ships carrying vital life-sustaining cargo from North America to Europe.

Much of the burden of fighting the Battle of the Atlantic fell to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). At the outbreak of war, the RCN was comprised of only six destroyers and a handful of smaller vessels. By the end of the war, the RCN was the third largest navy in the world.

The Battle of the Atlantic ended with V-E Day on May 8, 1945.

Learn more by visiting the Canadian Encyclopedia: https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/battle-of-the-atlantic

Remembrance Day Parade November 11

Previously known as Armistice Day, the community gathers to remember sacrifices by generations of men and women who have served and sacrificed their all for freedom and peace in the world.

Cadets are to wear C1’s, bring parkas, they will be worn as the weather requires.

Cadets attending the Brantford Parade will meet at Harmony Square before 10am on Sunday the 11th. Streets will close before 10am, so please arrive beforehand or you will need to walk a block or two to get there.  Cadets along with the 56th Field Regiment, Legion, and veteran groups along with public service personnel will march from Harmony Square to the Brantford cenotaph. Upon arrival the official service will begin. All family and friends are welcomed/encouraged to stay in attendance.

The parade usually wraps up before noon hour, with pick up at the Armories on Brant Ave.

More information about the significance of Remembrance Day is available in this short video prepared by the Minister of National Defense

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/corporate/video/leadership/2021/mnd-message-remembrance-day.html

December Training Weekend Onboard Mess Dinner

Our annual mess dinner training weekend includes an overnight as well as a formal Mess Dinner. During this dinner the Mess President presides over the mess and will assign someone to sing or tell jokes because of any breaches of protocol in the mess. The dinner is a traditional turkey/ham dinner with all the fixings prepared by the branch and parent volunteers, thanks to food donations from parents of the corps cadets. Cadets will also have training prior to and following the dinner.

Training weekends typically start in the evening on a Saturday with pickup by noon on Sunday. Final details will be posted prior to the event.